Studying a book or film can be a short-cut to consigning it to boredom. But our Texts in the City series – a gift to students, their teachers and lifelong learners – brings the VCE English and Literature lists to life.
Each week, our hosts – authors Lili Wilkinson and Tony Birch – will interview experts intimately familiar with the texts, unearthing those hidden gems that could help your essay shine.
This time around, Tony Birch and a special guest will explore Australian writer Ray Lawler’s Summer of the Seventeenth Doll.
· Related video: Australian Literature 101: Ray Lawler: Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
Lili Wilkinson is a reader and writer of Young Adult fiction. She was first published at age twelve in Voiceworks magazine. Her titles include Scatterheart, Pink and most recently Love-Shy and The Zigzag Effect.
Ailsa Piper has worked throughout Australia as a playwright, theatre director, actor, teacher, speaker and pate-wrapper. (rodneyvc)